Our Story

Pride Circle’s story began when Srini and Ram met at a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) conference in 2013. Srini led Human Resources and D&I at a financial software company and Ram led an LGBT Employee Resource Group (ERG) at a big technology corporation.

At first, they collaborated on projects to help other organizations, become more welcoming places for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBT+) employees. Soon they realised, the only D&I reference points in India were best practices from the West.
To encourage greater representation and participation for LGBT+ employees in corporate India, meant more personalised and sustained action, so they quit their 9 to 5 jobs and set up Pride Circle in 2017.

For Srini and Ram, the lack of an ‘Indian’ D&I approach and experience, is both a business opportunity as well as service to society: contributing to social change.

Our Work

- Pride Circle and Pride Circle Foundation

India’s premier Diversity & Inclusion hybrid organization with a mission enable and empower LGBT+ people and support parents, educational institutions, organizations in fostering a culture of belonging.

We create a bridge between the LGBT+ community with the larger ecosystem: industry bodies, associations, government agencies, non-profit organisations, educational institutions, parent groups, local and global allies to provide executive leadership development, comprehensive D&I training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities that build inclusive and welcoming work environments.

With our experience & growing roster of national & international partner companies, educational institutions, governments & non-profit organizations, we are leading the LGBT+ inclusion revolution in India.

Our Vision

‘Leave no one behind’ by 2030, honouring India’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our Mission

Our endeavour is to abide by 3 unwavering guiding principles :

Meet – Come and gain access to our network of contributors, changemakers, thought leaders

Belong – Be yourself, find your safe spaces to be who you are and seek help & support

Transform – Pledge to transform not just myself but also my circle of influence; ‘I transform and let others also be transformed’.

So that the LGBT+ community thrives in their careers and makes an impact on their lives and others’.

Pride Circle Foundation

We believe in a fair and equal society where everyone can achieve their full potential.

The Pride Circle Foundation is our not-for-profit enterprise which works towards addressing the needs of the underprivileged.

We aim to achieve this in partnership with entities like corporates, NGOs/ CBOs, Parents Collectives, Educational Institutions, and Government organizations.

We work across 4 levels

Employability: increasing skills, knowledge, self-confidence, and self-belief

    Youth & Campus Engagement
    Skills Development
    Fellowship & Leadership Development

Organizational Inclusion; measuring culture, practices, and designing interventions.

Workplace Equality Programs
Welcoming and inclusive best practices
Skill enhancement and employment support

Institutions and Families; creating a welcoming, affirming and supportive environments

Teacher Training
Parent support to create safe and caring homes

Entrepreneurship: networking, economic opportunities & advancement

Financial Literacy & inclusion programs
Ideation, Incubation, Acceleration, Seed Funding, etc

Our focus will remain on Education, Mental Health, Entrepreneurship and Employment and allied activities.

While working with the underprivileged to help them secure a safe, equal and certain future, we shall remain true to our vision and guiding principles.

Our Team

Srini Ramaswamy

Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist

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Ramkrishna Sinha


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Geeta Gudavarthi

Manager - Hiring & Partnership

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Agniva Das

Assistant Manager - Hiring & Operations

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Sanjay Das

Manager - Hiring & Partnership

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Sourcing Specialist

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Pamela Das


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Priyanka Shetty

Senior Program Manager

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Nikita Shah (Niki)

Senior Program Manager

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Volunteering, Internship & Jobs

Join our team

To apply for jobs, write to us at contact@thepridecircle.com